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Reports on new and used cars, appliances, electronics and much more from Consumer Reports. You can access their Digital Archive for current and past issues of the magazine and the yearly Buying Guide.

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Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older. Includes information on health and legal issues, travel, money, family, home, fun, games, technology, issues, elections, and more.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

An agency responsible for making sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat consumers fairly.

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recall List

An independent agency of the US Government that seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing "unreasonable risks" of injury, developing uniform safety standards, and conducting research into product-related illness and injury.

Reviews and compares a wide array of consumer products

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Consumer Complaint Center

Search for information or file a complaint (such as an unwanted calls complaint)

Federal Trade Commission

An independent agency of the United States government, responsible for enforcing U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Consumer Information


Michigan Attorney General - Consumer Protection

View consumer laws and tips, file a complaint, learn about scams.

National Elder Fraud Hotline

This hotline is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older.

National Electrical Code® - 2020 Edition

Adopted in all 50 states, the NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.

There is free access to the text after establishing an account but the viewer is unable to print off pages from the online version. If preferred, we also have copies in print

Information on current recalls.

U.S. Government Publishing Office, Pueblo Distribution Center - Consumer Information Center

The Consumer Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado contains free full text version of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications available on cars, children, employment, federal programs, food and nutrition, health, housing, money, small business, travel, hobbies and more. Consumer Issues

Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.